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Dean Attridge, center, with CUA Law graduates at the
Richmond, Va., Area Alumni Reception, Dec. 4, 2013.
Francis X. Dee was named to the 6th edition of the nation’s "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" list, prepared and published annually for Human Resource Executive® by Lawdragon, a Los Angeles-based networking site for lawyers and clients. Dee is chair of the labor and employment group, McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, in Morristown, N.J.
James P. Farmer
was awarded the 2013 “Man for All Seasons” Award by the St. Thomas More Society of Maryland. After graduating CUA Law, he became a criminal defense lawyer in Baltimore for a number of years before entering the seminary. Currently, he is pastor of St. John’s Parish in Westminster MD, and he is being honored for his work establishing two pregnancy centers in the Diocese of Baltimore.
celebrated his 40th year of practicing law in Maryland by taking the Kentucky bar exam in Feb. 2013. (There's no reciprocity between Maryland and Kentucky.) He was sworn in to the Kentucky Bar on May 1, 2013. In June, he celebrated the 40th anniversary of being sworn in to the Maryland Bar and his 20th wedding anniversary to Jo Ellen Hayden, who grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. The couple plans a move to Lexington, where Meng expects to continue his solo practice in estate and trust litigation. Meng was honored in 2013 by the Court of Appeals after six years as a commissioner for the Attorney Grievance Commission and over 30 years of involvement with the AGC. To cap things off, he was selected for Maryland Super Lawyers for 2014 in his field.
Roberta Liebenberg, a partner at Fine Kaplan and Black in Philadelphia, was recently named Chair of DirectWomen and gave a speech at its Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award Luncheon in New York City.
John J. Scally Jr. has joined Wolff & Samson PC as a member. The firm is based in West Orange, NJ. Scally, who has more than three decades of experience in public finance, will serve on Wolff & Samson’s bond counsel team. Previously, he was a partner at Drinker Biddle in Florham Park, New Jersey. Scally is a fellow and director of the American College of Bond Counsel and a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
John Voorhees has joined international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Denver. He will focus his practice in the areas of environmental, health care and white collar crime.
Anthony G. Flynn received the 2013 Msgr. Paul J. Taggart St. Thomas More Award from the St. Thomas More Society of the Diocese of Wilmington. Flynn is the diocesan attorney for the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington and a partner with Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP. Flynn’s son Michael is a third year student at the Columbus School of Law.
Hon. Antonio Rodriguez
participated in Sept. 2012 on a judicial panel for a program sponsored by the State of Texas Pro Bono Committee of the Family Law Section. The panel topic was titled “Family Law Essentials - Giving Back to Your Community.”
has completed a 2012--2013 U.S. Embassy Policy Fellowship (Title VIII Scholar), a project funded by the U.S. State Department. Her research scholar brief, “Ukrainian Oligarchs and the ‘Family,’ a New Generation of Czars --or Hope for the Middle Class?" is available online. Holoyda has also been appointed to the SIA executive board, a project funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, focusing on anti-corruption and investment policies in emerging and frontier market economies.
Eric P. Bernard competed at the National Senior Games, Track and Field Competition in Cleveland, OH on July 30, 2013, placing 17th nationally in men’s shot put, age 60-64.
and his 13-year-old daughter Kathryn was featured in an Aug. 13 story in the Washington Post, “McLean girls are on a roll at the Little League Softball World Series.” Sandercock is a partner at Perkins Coie, a member of the Board of Visitors for the Columbus School of Law, and a pitch-calling dugout coach for his daughter’s team.
John Ratino was named co-chair of Goulston & Storrs Hospitality & Recreation Group. Ratino advises clients on matters involving real estate capital markets, investment trusts, joint ventures, financing, development, acquisitions and dispositions, restructurings and workouts. In addition to his legal practice, Ratino is also an adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
Richard Ringhausen was elected Calhoun County State's Attorney in Hardin, IL in 2012.
D. Michael Reilly was named to the 6th edition of the nation’s "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" list, prepared and published annually for Human Resource Executive® by Lawdragon, a Los Angeles-based networking site for lawyers and clients. Reilly directs the labor, employment and employee benefits practice for Lane Powell, Seattle, Wash.
Frank Garza’s law firm, Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza, was retained by the city of Rockwall, Texas to provide legal services. The city council authorized the mayor to execute a contract with the firm. Garza is now the city’s primary attorney after acting as the interim city attorney for nine months.
Damian LaPlaca is a constitutional law lecturer at Suffolk University in Boston University. He is also Of Counsel with at Nelson Kinder and Mosseau, PC.
Christopher Sullivan is Managing Member at Sullivan and Associates, LLC.
was profiled in the Washington Post
on Sept. 2 for her pro bono representation of a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman who has accused three peers of sexual assault. Burke, who runs her own law firm, has sued top Defense Department officials on behalf of dozens of servicewomen and men who were assaulted and then retaliated against.
Former State Rep. Jennifer Garrison is running for the United States Congress, seeking to represent the 6th District of Ohio, which includes Marietta.
Lee Burdick was promoted to serve as chief of staff to San Diego Mayor Bob Filson. Burdick most recently served as deputy chief of staff and was initially hired as the mayor’s director of legal affairs. She previously represented the city as a commissioner on the Board of the Port of San Diego.
Sen. Robert Casey
(D-PA) attended and spoke at a reception for fellow Columbus School of Law alumni in the Russell Senate Office Building on Sept. 17, 2013.
was named a principal at Rock-Hurst Astor LLC in Washington, D.C. where he represents a $20 billion global private equity firm and its portfolio companies in a variety of legal matters, including commercial transactions, procurement and acquisitions.
Sen. Jeff Chiesa
(R-NJ), appointed by Gov. Chris Christie during the summer of 2013 to serve out the term of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, also attended and spoke at the Capitol Hill reception for CUA Law alumni on Sept. 17.
Catherine Hanaway has joined the St. Louis office of Husch Blackwell as a partner leading the firm’s government compliance and investigations team. Hanaway served as the first female Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives (2003-05) and as U.S.... Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri (2005-09) before returning to private practice.
James Eisenmann was appointed as the Executive Director of the U.S.... Merit Systems Protection Board in January 2013.
David L. Rosen, BS Pharm, JD of Foley & Lardner LLP in Washington, DC was recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2013 for his work in Healthcare/Life Sciences. Rosen is co-chair of the Life Sciences Industry Team and Leader of the FDA Practice Group at Foley.
Tommy Wells is running for mayor of Washington, D.C.
Alice S. Fisher,
managing partner, Latham & Watkins, was listed as one of the “Most Powerful Women” (Law) in the December 2013 issue of Washingtonian
Joe L. Pellis II announces the creation of The Pellis Law Group, LLP in Lisle, IL. The firm focuses on commercial litigation, insurance recovery on behalf of policyholders, commercial transactions, risk management strategies, and mitigation of environmental and other long-tail liabilities.
Tim Cooney left Loomis Sayles after eight years and has joined J.P. Morgan’s high-net worth practice. Cooney had worked on anti-money-laundering for the White House between 1996 and 1999. He then started his own database company, which was later sold to an investment bank.
Will Dailey was named vice president, consulting, for Gnip in Boulder, Co.
Karen Maher Davis
was named general counsel at Force 3, Inc.
Deborah S. Froling, a partner in Arent Fox LLP’s Corporate & Securities and Real Estate practices, began serving as president of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) in July, 2013. She had previously served as president-elect of the organization. NAWL is a national voluntary legal professional organization devoted to promoting the interests and progress of women lawyers and women’s legal rights.
Robert G. Lian Jr.
was named to the 6th
edition of the nation’s "Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys" list, prepared and published annually for Human Resource Executive
® by Lawdragon, a Los Angeles-based networking site for lawyers and clients. Lian is a partner with Akin Gump in Washington, D.C.
was named chief operating officer of Consilium Decisions, LLC, a full spectrum business strategy and solutions company.
was appointed executive director of the American Institute for International Steel in November, 2013. Chriss's previous assignments include managing international trade policy for Sen. Charles Grassley from 1999-2003 and also dealing with steel trade- related issues affecting the industry. More recently he served as an assistant general counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President. Chriss is based in Falls Church, Va.
The Hon. Gregory T. Douds
and his wife, Kim, are proud to announce that their son, David, is a 1L at Georgia State University in Atlanta. David earned a B.A. in Philosophy and German at the University of Georgia, and he will be a third generation attorney.
P. Gregory Hilton was named clerk of Maryland Court of Special Appeals in August, 2013. Hilton was sworn in by Gov. Martin O’Malley on Aug. 29 at the Maryland State House. Hilton has been with the Court of Special Appeals since 2009 and was promoted to chief deputy clerk in 2011. As head of the clerk’s office for the state’s second highest court, Hilton manages staff, operations and business processes, oversees the court docket, and leads the implementation of MDEC (Maryland Electronic Courts) in the Court of Special Appeals.
has been named Assistant General Counsel of IP Policy and Strategy at Microsoft.
is a partner with King and Spalding LLP.
Richard G. Poulson
, an employment, labor and workers’ compensation lawyer of the Harrisburg and Philadelphia based law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
Antilla E. Trotter, III announces the opening of The Trotter Law Firm in Washington, D.C., specializing in family and personal injury law. In addition, he will continue his lobbying and government relations work representing clients in the U.S. House and Senate as well as the administration and federal agencies.
has joined Pue, Chick, Leibowitz & Blezard, LLC in Hartford, Conn., as a partner.
is the director of competition law at Accenture LLP, where he is the lead antitrust counsel for global operations in management consulting, technology services and outsourcing, spanning 120 countries and more than 260,000 employees. Bester counsels internal clients on all antitrust issues regarding business development, corporate formation, compliance, acquisitions and data management.
John Calareso is the founding partner of The Calareso Law Firm, PLLC in Albany, N.Y., focusing on civil litigation with small business owners, individuals, families, local companies, municipalities, school districts and non-profits.
Timothy B. Henseler has been named as director of the SEC’s Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, effective immediately. Henseler was formerly the deputy director of the office and has served as its acting director since July 2012. He advises the chair, commissioners, and SEC staff on legislative matters, provides technical assistance on securities-related legislation to congressional committees and staff, and assists in preparing SEC testimony for congressional hearings.
Andrea Mango is working as a counsel at Gabelli Funds, LLC.
Wes Porter, director of the litigation center at Golden Gate University School of Law, was recognized for the center's Summer Trial & Evidence Program in the Back to School issue of Prelaw Magazine. The program was named one of the "25 Most Innovative Ideas" in legal education. CUA Law Professor Lou Barracato has served as a guest faculty member in the program for the past two years.
Paul Ratcliffe is a partner/advisor with KYC2 Solutions in Arlington, Va.
Catherine M. Reese has been appointed by the Fairfax Bar Association to serve as a member of its judicial nominations committee to assist the bar in making recommendations to the legislators for judicial appointments. Reese was also elected as the chair of the rules subcommittee of the standing committee on lawyers discipline by the Virginia State Bar, and named a Virginia Top 50 Women for 2013 by Super Lawyers Magazine. Reese is a family law attorney and owner of Reese Law Office.
Nicole R. Tzetzo, an attorney with Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP, will serve as a presenter at the Lumsden & McCormick, LLP Annual Exempt Organizations Conference. Ms. Tzetzo will present “New Developments in Nonprofit Law,” a review of increased government regulation, including Executive Order 38 and the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013.
has joined Covington and Burling LLP’s Commodities Practice. He is located in the firm’s Washington, D.C..... office. Humenik advises clients on regulatory and policy matters affecting the derivatives markets, including the registration compliance obligations of the Dodd-Frank Act. Humenik will also advise clients on CFTC enforcement actions. He joins Covington from Eris Exchange, LLC, in Chicago, where he served as General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer for the last two years and prior to that as Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs. Humenik also served in various capacities at the CFTC, including as Special Counsel and Policy Advisor to Commissioner Scott O’Malia.
has joined Hartford, Conn-based Harc, Inc. as vice president, administration and general counsel.
Mary Ann McGinnis
married Sean W. Carroll on June 22, 2013 in at St. Mary's Church Shrewsbury, MA. The couple resides in Worcester, Mass., where McGinnis has a private law practice.
Cecilia O'Connell Miller was selected by the San Diego Daily Transcript as one of the city’s top attorneys for insurance practice. Miller is senior counsel with the law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, where she practices insurance coverage counseling and litigation, primarily on behalf of corporate and municipal policyholders.
Misty Johnson Oratokhai was appointed chief people officer by Events DC of the District.
Dana Orquiza was named assistant vice president of risk management of The Risk Authority, a company affiliated with the Stanford University Medical Network.
Anthony Casarona was named to the leadership council at Playworks, a national nonprofit that supports learning and physical health by providing safe and inclusive play to low-income students in urban schools.
Erin (McMunigal) Greten and her husband Tim welcomed their daughter Anastasia Greten to the world in March, 2013. In July, Greten assumed the position of associate chief counsel, regional and field operations at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In this position, she is responsible for managing all of FEMA’s legal operations outside Washington, D.C.
Richard T. Girards, Jr., is now executive director of intellectual property and trade policy at Celgene Corporation in Summit, NJ.
Maura Blue Jeffords has joined Diageo as director of international government relations. Diageo is a British multinational alcoholic beverages company headquartered in London, England.
Son-Mi Lee was named director, Head of ECM Compliance at Guggenheim Securities.
Heather Yanak has been named manager at Huron Consulting Group in Houston, TX.
Bassel Bakhos has joined Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP as an associate.
Myles Edwards helped to host100 participants at “The New York Family Office – Private Funds Roundtable” held on November 11, 2013 at the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office in New York.
Michelle Gardner has joined NextEra Energy Resources as director of regulatory affairs – Northeast.
Michael Kinslow started the The Law Office of Michael J. Kinslow in San Diego, CA, where he represents survivors of childhood sexual abuse in courtrooms across the country.
Kevin B. Murphy started his own law firm (The Law Offices of Kevin B. Murphy & Associates, LLC) on July 1, 2013, focusing his practice on corporate and real estate law. Murphy has spent more than a decade of practicing law, notably as vice president and general counsel of Home Loan Investment Bank, FSB, and as an associate at the law firm of Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. in Providence and Boston.
Eileen Newell is director of taxes at Rock Ventures, a real estate company in Detroit, MI.
Daniel Ahr competed in the 2013 International Rowing Federation World Rowing Championships in South Korea, representing the United States. The games took place Aug. 25-Sept.1, 2013.
Jennifer Chapman is an attorney with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Carly Didden has joined Hogan Lovells LLP as an associate in the firm’s Technology Media and Telecoms practice.
Ari Ghosal has joined the labor and employment practice of Whiteford Taylor & Preston. He is based in the firm’s Bethesda, MD. office. Ghosal has a leadership role in many professional associations, serving on the Peer Review Committee of the Attorney Grievance Commission of the Maryland State Bar Association, on the Board of the Asian-Pacific American Bar Association (Maryland Chapter) and as the APABA's Co-Chair on the Judicial Selections Committee to the Maryland State Bar – Court of Appeals. In 2013, he was named to the "Hot List" of successful younger attorneys by Lawyers of Color.
Claudia Hrvatin assumed the position of general counsel for the D.C Republican Party in Jan. 2013. She is currently an associate in the D.C.office of King & Spalding.
Megan Stull was named corporate counsel at Google, Inc.
was named general counsel of Astrium Services Government, Inc.
Carolyn Maro Angelaccio
was selected as one of Bucks County’s “Forty Under 40.” The award, given by Calkins Media (Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer), will be presented on November 4, 2013, at The Buck Hotel in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. Bucks County’s Forty Under 40 are selected through a public nomination process to young professionals who shine in the community. Angelaccio is a partner with Curtin & Heefner LLP and a lifelong resident of Bucks County.
has joined Wiltshire & Grannis as a partner, resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Bagg focuses her practice on telecommunications matters, representing communications companies that provide wireline and broadband-based services. She joins W&G from Communications Law Counsel, P.C. (formerly Lampert, O’Connor & Johnston, P.C.)
William Fretz Jarrett Jr. has joined the Wells Fargo Private Bank in Miami, FL.
Mark Nemeth was named a curriculum developer/instructor II at Panasonic Avionics Corporation.
Andrew Reynolds has joined UnitedLex Corporation as director, Global Legal Services.
was named senior program manager at ICF International, a management, technology, and policy consulting firm based in Fairfax, Va.
was published in the July/August 2013 issue of Foreign Affairs
. The article, titled “The Rise of Mexico’s Self-Defense Forces: Vigilante Justice South of the Border,” deals with the proliferation of local defense groups throughout Mexico, consequences for the rule of law, and the options available to the government for dealing with them.
Nicole (DeCostello) Cole and her husband, Peter Cole announce the birth of their first child, Graham Christiansen Cole, on May 25, 2013. They live in Fanwood, New Jersey, where Nicole is a senior lobbyist with Princeton Public Affairs Group and Peter is director, Special Investigations with the NJ Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Securities.
Jason J. Enzler was quoted in Law360 article, "DOJ Joins Whistleblower Suit Against Lance Armstrong." Enzler joined Constantine Cannon in 2008 as an associate in the firm's Washington, DC office. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, antitrust, and representing whistleblowers under the False Claims Act and the Dodd-Frank/Wall Street Reform Act.
Qian Huang was appointed partner in the intellectual property practice of Pillsbury’s Washington, D.C. office. Huang represents clients in front of both International Trade Commission and the U.S. district courts, in patent litigations involving a wide range of technologies such as telecommunications, smartphones, electronics, signal processing, Internet, memories, and semiconductors.
Nathaniel Teti was named head of sustainability (North America) at Statoil.
Lt. Cdr. Sean Thompson
Israel Balderas has joined WPEC-TV, CBS 12 in West Palm Beach, FL as an anchor/reporter.
has joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as an associate.
Paul J. Delligatti
was elected to partner with Goodwin Proctor, where he is resident in the firm’s investment management practice in Washington, D.C., Delligatti’ s work focuses on representing investment companies, investment advisers and fund boards of directors. His experience includes various regulatory, transactional and counseling matters.
has joined the chambers of Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams, United States Court of Federal Claims, as a judicial law clerk.
Judy Culhane Faubert
was the subject of an admiring profile
in her undergraduate university’s alumni magazine. The Colgate Raiders volleyball star was a Hall of Honor Inductee in 2011 at Colgate University. Faubert lives in North Carolina with her husband, Ryan, and two sons.
Patrick Murck, general counsel for the Bitcoin Foundation, testified on its behalf on Nov. 18 at the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing, “Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies.”
was promoted to lieutenant commander in the U.S... Navy JAG Corps on Sep 1, 2013. He still serves as a staff judge advocate for a counter-narcotics task force in Hawaii.
Adam Bitter and his wife Sandra announce the arrival of their first son, Rockford Albert Bitter, on September 6, 2013. They live in Austin, TX, where Adam is an assistant state's attorney in the Texas Attorney General’s Office.
Teddy Davis left the staff of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley as director of strategic communications to take a fellowship at the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California. Davis, who had worked for O’Malley for seven months, had previously served in the administration of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Kasia Dourney has joined the United States Court of Federal Claims as a judicial law clerk.
Jane Kim Funk has been named senior director of legal projects at Robert Half Legal.
Jeremy R. Moss
, an associate with MercerTrigiani law firm, has been named a 2013 Rising Star by both Virginia Super Lawyers
and Washington, D.C...... Super Lawyers.
Andrew Swanekamp was named a real estate/zoning specialist at Smartlink, LLC.
Drew Tanenbaum is assistant general counsel at Citibank.
has joined HollyFrontier Corporation in Dallas, TX as counsel. The company is an independent petroleum refiner.
Rachael Simon-Miller and Zach Miller welcomed a son, Neil Francis Miller, on Aug. 14, 2013.
Ian Stumpf,an associate with JR Howell & Associates, won an appeal before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in Wetzel, et al. v. Capital City Real Estate, LLC, No. 12-CV-1218 that reversed and remanded three counts of his clients' lawsuit alleging fraud, strict liability and violations of the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act against the real estate development company that renovated and marketed his clients' home to them that would later be discovered to suffer from numerous critical structural defects.
Tom and Beth Zorc, welcomed a daughter, Maggie Zorc, on Aug. 16, 2013.
has been promoted to senior staff attorney at American Gateways, (formerly the Political Asylum Project of Austin), providing free- to-low- cost services to immigrants in Central Texas.
has joined Northern Trust as a wealth advisor in the Houston area.
Barbara Burner was named a program manager with the Council on International Educational Exchange in Shanghai, China. She is responsible for overseeing the successful delivery of CAI in China and South Korea, including in all facets of program development, marketing, sales, operations, promotional partner support, quality assurance, customer service and staff management.
Tom Curtin has joined the Maryland Municipal League in Annapolis, where he lobbies for local government during the legislative session and helping with research projects.
Patrick Halley was named acting director of the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Federal Communications Commission.
Danielle Malaty is now an account executive at Second Image, Inc.
has been promoted to partner at her firm, Hoffman & Mathey, P.C., in Fairfax, Va. The firm specializes in estate planning.
is a legal specialist in the audit division at T. Rowe Price in Baltimore.
was named the communications director for Kathy Sheehan for Mayor of Albany, NY, and campaign fundraising director for Darius Shahinfar for City Treasurer of Albany, NY.
Joe Murray was named deputy chief of staff and counsel to Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11).
Jennifer Pierotti was named senior manager of health care policy in the Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Lauren Sprague was named an attorney advisor to the Division of Trading and Markets with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Leah A. Walker began a position as editor of opinions at the Colorado Court of Appeals in October, 2013.
Blake Aaron Jones is engaged to marry Caitlin Michelle Geary on Sept. 28, 2013. The couple met during their sophomore year at Marist College in New York State and began dating in 2006. Jones is currently employed with the U.S.... Department of Commerce.
Brian Schoeneman was awarded the 2013 President's Award from the Fairfax Bar Association for his assistance in obtaining state funding for new General District Court and new Circuit Court judgeships in Fairfax County, Virginia. He is currently Acting Secretary of the Fairfax County Electoral Board.
Matt Starr was named director of public advocacy for CompTIA, where he is in charge of a profile that includes privacy, data security and spectrum issues.
Renee Matayo Trotter has joined Kalbaugh, Pfund, and Messersmith as an Associate Attorney.
Richelle Tucker was named associate director of philanthropic planning at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Marie Ann Weiskopf is an associate at Marger Johnson & McCollom.
Ellen D. Berndtson and Matthew Saunig, 2011, were married on October 19, 2013, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Washington D.C. Rev. Raymond O'Brien celebrated the sacrament.
Noah Cherry was named director of government affairs at WTA: Advocates for Rural Broadband, where he represents more than 250 small, rural telecommunications carriers before the FCC, Congress, and the Federal Government.
Sarah Conkright has joined Carr Maloney, P.C. as an associate.
Whitney Dachelet was named an associate at Cohen & Cohen.
Wesley Gee has joined Pepper Hamilton LLP as an associate.
Jeanah Lacey has joined International Executive Service Corps as a program manager, Trade and Enterprises.
Dawn Livingston married Rob Damschen on November 9, 2013.
is a judicial law clerk with the Rhode Island Superior Court.
is a co-author of “Justice John Marshall Harlan: Professor of Law,”
81 Geo. Wash. L. Rev
. 1063 (2013). The article was begun while McCloskey served as an associate editor of the Catholic University Law Review
. Written on the centennial of Justice Harlan’s death, the work is a tribute to one of the giants of the law and his contribution to legal education.
Christopher Mutimer announces the opening of The Law Office of Christopher J. Mutimer in Washington, D.C.
Jason Nolan has joined Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C. as an associate.
Alex Reynolds has joined the Consumer Electronics Association as senior manager and regulatory counsel.
Grace Rodden is a lieutenant commander with the US Navy Reserve.
Camille Senne is a delivery system administrator with Indiana University Health in Indianapolis.
Evan Shanley is an attorney at Gursky Law & Associates in Rhode Island.
Derek Standarowski is an investigator with the Office of Consumer Response at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Katarzyna Stryjniak is a junior associate at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, Infrastructure and Energy Practice, in Warsaw, Masovian District, Poland.
Jessica Sweeney is now an associate trial attorney with the New Mexico 3rd Judicial District Attorney's office.
Chris Treanor is an associate in the public law and policy group at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, DC.
Christina Williams served as moderator of “The Role of Youth in Access to Justice,” an Oct. 17 program sponsored by International Law Committee to the United Nations Association National Capital Area in Washington, DC. Williams is the founder of Reinventing the Rules, a website dedicated to covering the latest trends and lessons learned in the rule of law sector.
Roger Visich Abbott married Margaret Julia Ochocinska October 14, 2013 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington DC. Rev. Raymond O'Brien celebrated the Sacrament.
has joined CBS Corporation as a network clearance editor, CBS Program Practices in New York City.
John Billings is a law clerk for Administrative Judge Marjorie L. Clagett of the Circuit Court of Calvert County, MD.
Frances Bishop has joined Venable LLP as an associate.
Connie Boutsikaris has joined American Health Lawyers Association as a legal editor.
Marissa Boyce is a magistrate with the 6th Judicial District in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Reid Brooks is a compliance specialist at Goldman Sachs.
Patricia M. Bruns has joined Ultimus Fund Solutions, LLC in Cincinnati, OH as a fund administration attorney.
Robert Canard has joined Patrick K. Moore, P.C. as an associate attorney.
Hannah Cartwright is a judicial law clerk at the Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review, Philadelphia Immigration Court.
Meghan Casey has joined the National Center for Learning Disabilities as a policy research and advocacy associate.
Amy Christel married Skip Changers on Oct. 5, 2013.
Stephen Andrew Clifford has joined National Futures Association in New York City.
Sarita Copeland is an attorney advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor.
was named a Fellow at the Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
John Danise is a law clerk for the District Court Division in Calvert County.
Madeline Taylor Diaz was named an EJW Legal Fellow with Ayuda in the Falls Church, VA.
Shai Fierst has joined the Montgomery County Circuit Court as a judicial law clerk.
Peter Rector Fise has joined Alston & Bird in their Washington, D.C. office as an associate.
is a law clerk for Judge Richard E. Jordan, Class of 1977, on the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, MD.
Richard Fox has joined the United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, Region 2 in New York, NY as a trial attorney.
Leslie Gibbons is a law clerk for Judge Joseph M. Quirk in Montgomery County.
Nicole Given has joined Secure Horizon Settlements, LLC as an attorney.
Alex Harisiadis is a Judicial Fellow, Chambers of Judge Joseph E. Beshouri at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Lauren King is a law clerk at DB Capitol Strategies.
Brendan James Koeth has joined Dow Lohnes PLLC in Washington, D.C.
Megan La Tronica was named a tax consultant at Deloitte Tax, LLP.
Jane Libert is a law clerk for Judge John W. Debelius III, an administrative judge of the Montgomery County Circuit Court.
has joined the D.C. Court of Appeals as a law clerk to the Senior Judges.
Stephanie Martin is an associate attorney at Farber Brocks & Zane LLP.
Lindsey Melody is a law clerk for Judge Maureen Lamasney of the Prince George’s County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit.
is a law clerk for Judge Nicholas E. Rattal of the Prince George's County Circuit Court for the 2013-2014 term.
Kate Morga was named an
associate attorney with Hogan Lovells.
Timothy K. O’Brien has joined Normandin, Cheney & O’Neil, PLLC, based in Laconia, NH. His family has lived in the area since 1997. While in law school, Tim served as the senior articles editor on the Journal of Law, Philosophy, and Culture.
Reuben Oswald has joined Middlebury Interactive Languages as a business analyst/associate counsel.
is a law clerk for Judge Michael J. Algeo of the Montgomery County Circuit Court.
Michael Francis Proctor
has joined Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C.
Sarah Robinson is a law clerk for Judge Brian Holeman, D.C. Superior Court.
Jamie Bence Rose has been named sanctions compliance officer with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Emily Teresa Rubino
has joined Bingham in Washington, D.C.
Dennis Ryan is a district attorney law assistant (assistant district attorney, pending NY Bar admission) with the Nassau County District Attorney, District Court Trial Bureau.
Eric Schramm has joined the legal department of Ascom Network Testing, Inc. as a contract administrator and will be named counsel pending bar results.
Abigail Scott is a law clerk with the Montgomery County Circuit Court.
Kathleen Slattery is an intellectual property law clerk with the American Continental Group.
Samuel Kemp Thomas has joined FINRA in Rockville, Md.
Henry Wendel is an associate at Dow Lohnes PLLC, Washington, DC.
Elyssa Wenzel was named a law clerk with the Federal Trade Commission.
married Abed Rasheed on August 18, 2013.
Sam Widdoes secured a judicial clerkship with the Hon. William P. Barry, CUA Law class of 1978, serving on the Los Angeles County Superior Court. The connection was made at a law school alumni chapter gathering in Los Angeles.
James S. “Jim” Kane passed away at the age of 91 on Sept. 9, 2013, in Rockville, Maryland. He was a long-time Washingtonian and native son of Woonsocket, RI. Kane worked as an attorney with the Department of Justice for 35 years where he served in the Criminal and Internal Security Divisions as well as on the Board of Immigration Appeals. Kane was past president of the Rhode Island State Society. He sang in the choirs of Patrick's Church and St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, DC, and enjoyed sports activities, particularly when they involved his beloved Red Sox, Celtics or Patriots. Kane leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Gerry, five children, and 13 grandchildren.
James Joseph McGillan
, 71, of Pinehurst, N.C., formerly of McLean, VA., died June 8, 2013, in Carthage, N.C. He began his legal career as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, Judge Advocate General Corps, and was awarded the Navy Commendation medal for valor for his service in Vietnam. McGillan enjoyed a long and varied career in law and business. Most notably, he was a partner at Pepper and Corrazzini (1976-1983); Of Counsel to Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley & Casey law firm (1983-1987); and vice chairman, secretary and general counsel at Private Transatlantic Telecommunications System, Inc., among other positions. McGillan is survived by his wife, Kathleen Kenny McGillan, their daughters Jennifer and Maureen, three sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gerard “Gerry” F. Treanor, Jr. died on Oct. 30, 2013. Treanor clerked for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Edward Curran. He served as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy Judge Advocate General Corps, then became a well-respected prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office. Treanor continue his career in private practice specializing in white-collar crime, first at Dolan & Treanor, then with Cacheris & Treanor, and later at Venable LLP. He also ran Venable's pro bono program, and was honored with the Benjamin R. Civiletti Pro Bono Award for Excellence. His son, Christopher A. Treanor graduated from CUA Law in 2012.
Jeanette Gerber Vaughan passed away on November 3, 2013. She was the beloved wife of 41 years of the late James J. M. Vaughan (CUA Law Class of 1966) and mother of Jennifer Vaughan (CUA Law Class of 2006). Jeanette is survived by two other adult children, a grandchild, four siblings, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Richard P. Cody passed away on February 22, 2012, at age 69.
Kenneth L. Lewis
passed away on July 27, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. He was a Partner at Plunkett Cooney.
Linda Marie Samuel passed away on September 13, 2013 after a two-year battle with cancer. She was a longtime Justice Department official. A native of Pennsylvania, Samuel began her career at the Department of Agriculture, later serving in the Department of Energy from 1981-84. She worked as a trial attorney in Department of Justice's Civil commercial litigation branch from 1984-90 and then transferred to the department's criminal division, where she rose to become deputy chief of the asset forfeiture and money laundering section's international unit. Samuel is survived by her husband, Jake Jakubos; their son, Oliver and two daughters, Kendall and Haley. Also surviving are her parents, five siblings, and nieces and nephews.
Elizabeth Ann Smith Andrus passed away on June 1, 2013, after a battle against lung cancer. Born in 1967, Andrus lived in many different countries during her childhood, eventually setting in Texas. She worked as an independent defense attorney and later as an Assistant District Attorney in Travis County, Texas. As an Assistant D.A. she helped children have a voice in Child Protective Services related cases. An avid runner, Andrus was also a devoted member of Austin Ridge Bible Church and taught Sunday school there. Andrus is survived by her husband, David, daughter Eva and son Luke, among many other members of her extended family.
Timothy Hudson passed away suddenly on Aug. 18, 2013, due to complications from surgery. He was employed at Ensemble Financial in New York.